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EMG pickups going silent or grounding out NEED HELP ASAP!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by descendent22, Sep 1, 2017.


  1. descendent22

    descendent22

    Jul 29, 2015
    Connecticut
    I bought these active EMG p bass pickups. I followed the instructions correctly and wired everything up correct. Checked it over 3x. For some reason the pickups are grounding out or going silent when I touch the volume pot or screw them down to the pickguard. What is the problem? What do I need to do!? Also when I touch the controls they get static. Is it a ground problem?
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2017
  2. descendent22

    descendent22

    Jul 29, 2015
    Connecticut
    nevermind I solved the problem! My dumb ass had the solderless wire upside down so it wasn't getting a proper ground..the tiniest mistakes...
     
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  3. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Great news, Glad it's fixed. Did you have to route for a battery?
     
  4. descendent22

    descendent22

    Jul 29, 2015
    Connecticut
    Sure did.. wasn't that bad but I wish I didn't need to be routed. Came out pretty decent though.
     
  5. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    That's cool. You should post some pics.:)
     
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